"RARE 69 Black Cobra"
This #Matching 1 of 165 R Code Raven Black 428 7.0L Cobra-Jet looks about as nice as any street-driven Torino we have ever seen. The color, year, Sport-Roof body style, wheels, and photo staging stopped us in our tracks. This Torino could make us forget about Mustangs for a long time.
Raven Black suits this car perfectly. If it was dark green it would seem like an Bullitt car, This color is where it is at, and our standard Torque-Thrust continues. They look perfect here, and the seller even offers photos of the larger polished version and stock Rally wheels to prove our point. The wheel package shown here is original
The Black interior w/ Buckets Seats works. 4 Speed close Ratio Manual Transmission with Stock 3.50 conventional rear gears is as good as it gets especially given the size of the engine. With this powerplant we are thinking more tire smoke than winding corners. The engine is Rare with Original 428 Cobra Jet and is beautiful and so are the details on the Marti Report.
4th 1.00:1 (Straight Drive)
335 Advertised HP
445 lb– feet torque
CenterForce Performance Clutch
This is a fantastic looking car and one whose value isn't so silly that it can't be driven. It is worthy of shows but would also be a blast a grudge night or a long road trip. Drive it to Carlisle. Drive it to SAAC meets. Drive it on vacation. Drive it to hot rod events. The car would be a versatile talking point wherever you go...
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"RARE 69 Black Cobra"
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Auto blogThu, 24 Oct 2013 13:28:00 EST
Ford took in $2.6 billion in pre-tax profits in the third quarter of the year, making for a record trio of months that saw the Blue Oval's year-over-year earnings increase by $426 million. The earnings are being attributed not just to improvements in North American sales, but sales around the globe.
Revenue was up 12 percent, to $36 billion, although net income took a hit, dropping $359 million to $1.3 billion. Ford was dinged with $498 million in pre-tax charges, which are being blamed for the drop in net income.
The news has boosted Ford's hopes for full-year results, bumping it's total profits up past $8 billion, according to Automotive News. The Dearborn, MI-based manufacturer is still expecting a loss in Europe, although it's forecasted less than the $1.73 billion it burned in 2012. In fact, according to CFO Bob Shanks, Ford's European losses dropped by 51 percent year-over year, a huge improvement for the brand.
Alan Mulally isn't going anywhere... at least not just yet. The CEO who helped turn around Ford Motor Company has been linked to the top job at tech behemoth Microsoft, leading to a flurry of rumors about potential successors. Those rumors, though, may have just been put to rest - at least for a little while.
Speaking to Edsel Ford II (great-grandson of company founder Henry Ford) at the unveiling of the new Mustang, Automotive News Europe confirmed that Mulally would stick around until the end of next year. "Alan is staying through the end of 2014 and that's all I know," said Ford. "Frankly, he has told us that his plan is to stay with Ford through the end of 2014."
Presuming that Edsel Ford is correct and that Microsoft isn't so hot on Mulally that it saves the position for him, it seems increasingly likely that the 68-year-old exec is more interested in continuing to work in Dearborn rather than in Redmond.
Detroit has no shortage of old, abandoned buildings, both within the city and in the surrounding communities. Few, though, have the historical significance of the old Ford Highland Park facility. Home to the very first moving assembly line, Highland Park was designed by the legendary Albert Kahn, and was one of the homes of the Model T.
Now, the Woodward Avenue Action Association is attempting to buy both the 40,000-square-foot admin building, which is located off the historic Woodward Avenue, and an 8,000-square-foot garage. The WAAA's goal is to convert the buildings into an automotive heritage center. The Detroit News spoke to the interim director of the WAAA, Deborah Schutt, who commented, "[Metro Detroit has] not been very good at telling our own story. So we've decided, let's pull everything together and tell our story."
The WAAA made an offer of $550,000 to buy the two buildings, and has $400,000 from the Michigan Department of Transportation and another $15,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. It's trying to raise a further $125,000 through crowd-sourcing, starting a campaign called "Five Dollars A Day," after old Hank Ford's $5-per-day wage for line workers.